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Daprato Rigali Studios

Since 1860, Daprato Rigali Studios has been an industry leader in interior design, renovation and restoration. Specializing in church restoration, we offer unmatched quality and craftsmanship, committed to surpassing your expectations.

 

 It was founded by the 4 DaPrato brothers, American immigrants from the Tuscan town of Barga, Italy.  They were statue-makers.  In fact, their whole town was statue-makers.  They had the idea to move to America and furnish and sell statues in a new land.

Our Services

Project Management

We offer full-service project management with a focus on precision and process.  From the original definition of needs and priorities, through the architectural, liturgical and financial considerations.

Decorative Painting

Providing custom decoration, paintings, and interior restoration is one of the trademarks of Daprato Rigali Studios. With vivid colors and imagination, our studios have brought new life to many churches and buildings. 

Stained Glass

Daprato Rigali Studios has long been involved in the creation of stained glass windows and was the exclusive American installer for the German Stained Glass Studios of F.X. Zettler. Existence since 1917

Restoration

Daprato Rigali Studios offers restoration services for all interiors and a variety of antique works of art, including statuary, paintings, stained glass, marble, or wood. We specialize in restoring each piece to its original state.

Marble + Masonry

Marble has been in use within worship spaces and ecclesiastical furnishings for many centuries due its durable, classic and aesthetic qualities. Daprato Rigali Studios has been creating and installing marble creations since the start of the 20th century.

Wood Furnishings

Daprato Rigali Studios is capable of designing and implementing a variety of wood furnishings customized to harmonize with existing architectural and design elements. We have constructed unique altars, chairs, pulpits, ambos, baptismal fonts etc.

The past has given us a rich heritage which we shall always cherish and emulate. It has given us a firm foundation on which to build new and exciting creations. The old will be repeated with reverence, the new will be done with courage and conviction.

Daprato Rigali Studios was recently awarded as the 2019 Illinois Small Family Business of the Year Award:

Daprato Rigali Studios 2019 Award Presentation

^^This video summarizes our company and our history very well, thank you to Loyola Family Business Center!^^

 

Loyola Family Business Center Link:

https://www.luc.edu/quinlan/

Our Portfolio

Featured Project - March 2022

Daprato Rigali Studios was hired to undertake the restoration of the

Grand Room Rotunda Stained Glass Dome in the Chicago Cultural Center.  

 

A complete restoration of all of the stained glass panels and pieces at the Chicago Cultural Center’s Grand Dome was successfully accomplished.  

 

The massive 40-foot diameter stained-glass dome has a variety of different glass primarily consisting of shades of tan, beige, and ochre is now lighted electrically.  There are approximately 60,000 individual pieces of glass in an intricate Renaissance pattern.  

 

Daprato Rigali worked in collaboration with renowned Stained Glass Consultant Julie SloanBerglund Construction and Gunny Harboe on this project.

 

A link to that Project Page can be found here – https://dapratorigali.com/portfolio/chicago-cultural-center/